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CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan visits with Sr. Stephanie Baliga of the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels about how she ran a marathon on a treadmill. Bob also talks with Aid for Women Board Member Molly Perry about their upcoming virtual benefit dinner. Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy of Catholic Charities talks with Joseph Glunz, Jr. and Carla Gutierrez about the Lake County Family Self-Sufficiency Program. And Divine Worship Director Todd Williamson and Tim Johnson of Liturgy Training Publications have a lively liturgical discussion on Focus on the Liturgy.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020
St. Francis de Sales High Schools welcomes a new principal and CEO on Catholic Schools Today. The Voice of Charity highlights pop-up food pantries. And we hear from a missionary who serves in Jamaica on Mission Matters.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Catholic Charities Post Adoption Services helps people from all over the country learn more about their ancestry. The Black Catholic Deacons of Chicago sponsor an annual sunrise prayer service to pray for the end to the violence in our neighborhoods and the protection of our children as a new school begins. And the Illinois chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is sponsoring a virtual lecture series called Rosa Mystica: A Journey of Renewal and Restoration.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Sr. Helen Prejean, best known for her 1993 memoir Dead Man Walking, talks about her latest book, River of Fire. Catholic Charities HIV/AIDS support services and the 2020 AIDS Run & Walk, Chicago are discussed on the Voice of Charity. Archdiocese of Chicago Vocations Director, Fr. Timothy Monahan is a guest on Dare to Love. And the deacons discuss Charismatic prayer on Diakonia.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 29, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Sr. Stephanie Baliga talks about her treadmill marathon to raise funds for the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels in West Humboldt Park. The disproportionate rate of Covid-19 infections in the Latinx and Black communities is discussed on the Voice of Charity. We hear uplifting music from the St. Agatha Contemporary Gospel Choir. And we learn about an organization called Unlocking Communities, a group that equips entrepreneurs with the education and tools to sell sustainable products that unlock economic, social and environmental transformation in their communities.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 22, 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Catholic Conference Hour host Bob Gilligan talks with Matt Dietrich with the Illinois State Board of Elections about “vote-by-mail”. We hear about how regional food pantries are faring during the Covid-19 pandemic on the Voice of Charity. And Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandra Labouvie return from hiatus to discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has adjusted our priorities on Built on the Rock.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 15, 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Sally Blount recently assumed the role of President and CEO of Catholic Charities. She visited with Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy on the Voice of Charity radio program. Two newly appointed bishops were guests on our Catholic Chicago program. First up was the new bishop of Peoria, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka who talked with Fr. Greg Sakowicz, Rector of Holy Name Cathedral. Next, Fr. Greg talked with the newly-installed bishop of Belleville, Michael McGovern.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 8, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020
Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi hear about a groundbreaking Catholic video game on Catholic Chicago. Fr. Lou Cameli, Cardinal Cupich’s delegate for Christian Formation and Mission, talks about coping spiritually with the pandemic, social unrest, and violence in our neighborhoods. And Dawn Fitzpatrick and Ray Pingoy talk with an old friend about an event that celebrates the legacy of Francis Cardinal George.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 1, 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Non-Violence Works discuss promoting peace in our neighborhoods on Catholic Chicago. The Voice of Charity looks to raise awareness of domestic violence with Fr. Charles Dahm and Deborah Hammond on the Voice of Charity. Award-winning author and speaker Amy “AJ” Cattapan talks with Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi about staying busy during the Covid-19 pandemic. And Fr. Greg and Mark wrap up the week with a conversation with ACTA Publications publisher, Greg Pierce.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JULY 25, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020
The Catholic Conference of Illinois director Bob Gilligan leads a discussion about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA program. The Voice of Charity talks about Catholic Charities Health Fairs and the free health services they offer to vulnerable populations Health protocols and spiritual connections are explored on Focus on the Liturgy And Catholic Chicago co-hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi bid farewell to Brother Michael Segvich.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, July 18, 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Catholic Schools Today gives an update on the re-opening of Catholic Schools in the Fall. The Voice of Charity pays tribute to outgoing president and CEO, Kathy Donahue. And Catholic Chicago highlights some good works being done at St. Mary of the Lake parish in Chicago’s Buena Park neighborhood.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, July 11, 2020

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Catholic Chicago hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi talk with Dr. Edward Gordon, an internationally recognized historian, researcher and author. On our Lifelong Journey program, Clarissa Aljentera visits with Emily Cortina of the Kolbe House Jail Ministry. The Renew My Church initiative continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi get an update from Fr. Jason Malave, the Cardinal’s delegate to Renew My Church, Strategic Planning and Implementation. And Fr. Greg and Mark visit with Kevin Foy, the Director of the Office of Lifelong Formation.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JULY 4, 2020

Saturday, July 4, 2020
The Voice of Charity takes a look at the long-standing relationship between Catholic Charities and Loyola University. On Fully Alive, the Office for Human Dignity and Solidarity explores appropriate responses to the times we live in. And Diakonia explores the important work of Emmaus Ministry.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 27, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Todd Williamson leads a discussion about the reopening of our churches for public Mass. St. Joseph parish in Libertyville hosts “drive-in Mass” for senior citizens and those with compromised immune systems. Dr. Mary Amore talks about what Mayslake Ministries is doing during the pandemic. And Vicki Quade hosts a virtual Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition with proceeds benefitting the Daughters of St. Paul.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 20, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020
The Catholic Conference Hour looks at the relevance of the 2018 pastoral letter on racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love.” Bishop Ron Hicks, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago, talks about the reopening of our churches for public Mass. The Voice of Charity addresses racial disparities and ensuring that individuals and communities continue to have their basic needs met. And racism is discussed by Beth White and Ryan Lents on the program On The Way.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 13, 2020

Saturday, June 13, 2020
St. Hubert students were winners at the recent Chicago Student Invention Convention. Catholic Charities serves clients in Lake County and promotes the 2020 Art of Caring event. Fr. Greg and Mark Teresi talk with representatives of Nonviolence Works. And we hear about the importance of exercise and how to add a spiritual twist to your exercise routine.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 6, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Cardinal Blase Cupich talks about the struggles the entire country is facing right now, and the Catholic response Fr. Matt O’Donnell gives a first-hand perspective on how communities of color are affected by both the pandemic and the death of George Floyd And the Dare to Love program checks in with part of the vocation team with the School Sisters of Notre Dame

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MAY 30, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Co-hosts of our Voice of Charity program, Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy, discussed the challenges and beauty found in the special ministry of anointing the sick during the COVID-19 pandemic with Fr. Wayne Watts. Todd Williamson and Timothy Johnston talked about the last days of the Easter Season on Focus on the Liturgy. And on Catholic Chicago, co-hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi welcomed Fr. Richard Fragomeni to the program.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MAY 23, 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020
On the Catholic Conference Hour, Bob Gilligan spends time with bishop-elect Lou Tylka. Bob also talked with the producer of the film, Blind Eyes Opened. Co-hosts of our Voice of Charity program, Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy, had a lively discussion with the director of the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Radio/Television, Jim Disch. On the Way host Beth White spent time focusing on how our parishes and Archdiocese are reaching outward in love during the pandemic. She also talked about “A Call to Prayer”, a ministry for those who would like to pray with someone during this time. And on the Mission Matters program, host Megan Mio chatted with Fr. Pius Kokose.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MAY 16, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020
On Catholic Schools Today, Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz get to know the valedictorian of St. Francis de Sales High School. Co-hosts of our Voice of Charity program, Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy, visit with a couple of guests about mental health strategies and behavioral health initiatives offered by Catholic Charities of Chicago for the growing number of people who are searching for counseling during this challenging time. And Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and co-host Mark Teresi talk with Fr. Larry Sullivan, Director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, about on-line field masses that will be held on Memorial Day.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, APRIL 25, 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan talks with registered nurse Jennifer Junis about an important partnership during the COVID-19 crisis. Co-hosts of our Voice of Charity program, Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy, visit with a couple of guests about how Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of its client needs during these challenging times. Focus on the Liturgy co-hosts Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson discuss how Catholics can experience the richness of the Easter Season despite stay at home orders. And Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and co-host Mark Teresi talk with Dr. Edward Gordon about pandemics, epidemics and the Church.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, APRIL 18, 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg discuss E-Learning during the COVID-19 crisis with guests Dr. Molly Cinnamon, Jackie Sulton and Christine O'Connor. Brigid Murphy talks with guests from Catholic Charities who are involved with the LOSS program, which promotes hope and healing to survivors of suicide. On the Way co-hosts Beth White and Jenn Delvaux talk with Tom Howard from St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish and Kim Haggerty from St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish about reaching out to their parishioners and beyond. And Megan Mio of our Mission Matters program visits with Sr. Alice Vandenoever about how the global health emergency is affecting our brothers and sisters in mission areas.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, APRIL 11, 2020

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi talk with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls Communications Director, Mark Smelzter, about how that organization has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 crisis Author Mary Doyle talked about her book, The Alzheimer's Spouse: Finding the Grace to Keep the Promise. And guest host Brigid Murphy led a conversation about changes in Holy Week services in Chicago with Father Gerard Kelly, Associate Administrator of Catholic Charities. Mary Ellen Kastenholz, professor at Loyola University and Staff Writer of Keenager News, also participated in the conversation.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, APRIL 4, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi talk with Greg Pierce, Publisher of ACTA Publications, about what community organizations in Chicagoland are doing to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Next, Fr. Greg and Mark Teresi talk with Kay Metres, author of the book "After the Fear, Come the Gifts: Breast Cancer's Nine Suprising Blessings." Also joining the conversation is Brigid Gerace, one of the narrators of the audio version of that book. For 41 years, Catholic Charities LOSS program has offered hope and healing to survivors of suicide. LOSS Founder and Director Fr. Charles Rubey joined Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy with details of this year’s virtual Blossoms of Hope event. And Ryan Lents visits with Sr. Pat Bergen and Sr. Kathy Sherman from the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph for a discussion on Caring for God’s Creation and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in light of COVID-19.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MARCH 28, 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi talk with the Director of the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth, Mary Jane Doerr, about how her office is impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. And in Focus on the Liturgy, Divine Worship Director Todd Williamson and Liturgy Training Publications Editor Timothy Johnston discuss how Lenten liturgical observances are being impacted by the health crisis.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MARCH 21, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Voice of Charity host Marie Jochum chats with Catholic Charities Director of Communications, Brigid Murphy, about how the organization has been working to adjust operational protocols to follow public health directives while continuing to support its clients. Beth White, host of On the Way, talked with Ryan Lents and Todd Williamson about how the Archdiocese is being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MARCH 14, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz talk to two student athletes who will soon compete in the national finals of a 3on3 basketball tournament. The Voice of Catholic Charity highlight a service that provides free legal advice for low-income individuals and families. And Mark Teresi discusses the Chicago Polish Ministry with Fr. Marek Smolka.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MARCH 7, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi interview Fr. Hans Zollner and Juan Carlos Cruz about safeguarding children. Marie Jochum and Michael Bare talk with their guests about Ladder Up, an organization that offers free tax preparation services to thousands of people in need. Ryan Lents and Dawn FitzPatrick from the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity talk with Christopher West, founder of the Cor Project. And Deacon Richard Hudzik visits with Deacon Gerry Keenan, Director of Operations with Renew My Church.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz gets into the Lenten spirit by talking with two men who are in charge of fish fries at local parishes. Fr. Greg keeps the Lenten theme going by visiting with Brian Brach of the Radio-TV office about Lenten reflections that are available via social media. Marie Jochum and Michael Bare of Catholic Charities visit with Alessandro DiSanto, an active member of Catholic Charities Junior Board and co-founder of Hallow, currently the most popular Catholic app in the nation. Focus on the Liturgy co-hosts Todd Williamson and Timothy Johnston engage in a timely discussion on the theology and spirituality that guide us during Lent. Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi invite Mark Schmeltzer into the studio to discuss Mercy Home for Boys and Girls’ annual March for Kids. And Fr. Greg and Mark talk with Josh Goralski, founder and CEO of Unlocking Communities.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan talks with Bishop David Malloy of the Diocese of Rockford who recently became Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace. Next, Bob visits with Anthony Holter, executive director of Empower Illinois, the scholarship-granting organization in charge of most of the Tax Credit Scholarships granted to students attending Catholic schools throughout the state. Catholic Charities career experts Mitch Siegel and Jacqueline Small join Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare to discuss how Catholic Charities assists veterans who are pursuing new job opportunities. On the Way co-hosts Beth White and Jenn Delvaux welcome guests into the studio to talk about their work with Catholic Relief Services. Beth and Jenn also visit with Juan Pablo Padilla and Maria Aranda from the Young Adult Engagement team. And Built on the Rock co-hosts Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandy Labouvie interview a married couple about faith and family.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Catholic Schools superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg discuss the upcoming Annual African American heritage prayer service with Shaka Rawls, Dr. Denise Spells and Felicia Horton. Fr. Greg and Dr. Jim also talk to a nationally recognized teacher from St. Hilary School. Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome Debra Davis and Toyia Baker into the studio to discuss clothing programs at Catholic Charities. Clarissa Aljentera sits down with Todd Williamson and Wendy Silhavey to discuss the spiritual journey of RCIA catechumens during Lent. Fr. Greg and Mark Teresi wrap up the broadcast week with the importance of archives in the parishes, and the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi interview the publisher of ACTA Publications, Greg Pierce. Fr. Greg and Mark also have the pleasure of speaking with Helen Reichert Lambin, author of “An A-Z Guide to Letting Go." Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome Jalisa Blue and Nancy Morrison into the studio to discuss Adult Day Care Centers. that are increasingly popular with seniors and their families. Ryan Lents and Corinne Woodruff from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity talk with Michael Rabbitt about his efforts to promote racial justice in his parish and throughout the archdiocese. On Dare to Love, Sr. Lovina Pammit visits with Sr. Joan McGlinchey, Vicar for Religious for the Archdiocese of Chicago. And Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic visit with Deacon Bob Puhala, the Director of the Institute for Diaconal Studies at St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi interview three guests about Mary Seat of Wisdom in Park Ridge and that parish’s partnership with a priest from Zambia to establish a parish in the harsh wilderness of Africa. Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare visit with Lakisha Dykes and Mary Johnson, two members of the Catholic Charities Mobile Outreach Program. And Catholic Chicago host Mark Teresi talks with Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Big Shoulders Fund CEO Josh Hale about an historic agreement that will help ensure the continuing mission of 30 schools for the next ten years.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 25, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan talks with Jill Rauh from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops about an initiative for the 2020 election year. Bob Gilligan also interviews State Representative La Shawn Ford about a bill that would limit the use of solitary confinement in state prisons. Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare and their guests discuss how Catholic Charities benefits from the First Look for Charity preview night at the Chicago Auto Show. Focus on the Liturgy co-hosts Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson explore the Introductory Rites of the Catholic Mass. And Catholic Chicago host Mark Teresi visits with Patrice Touhy and Phil Loftus about their efforts to promote vocations.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 18, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Dr. Jim Rigg and Mark Teresi celebrated Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy and Fenwick High School on Catholic Schools Today. The Voice of Charity program welcomed a couple of “lobby heroes” who talked about the importance of the first point of contact for the clients, visitors, employees and volunteers who walk through the doors at Catholic Charities. The Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship discussed “discernment” and reaching non-Catholics who enter our parishes and our lives. Megan Mio of the Missions Office talked to Deacon Michael Neba from Cameroon on Mission Matters Live.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 11, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020
Voice of Charity co-hosts Michael Bare and Noreen Russo welcome guests into the studio to discuss the importance of D’Vine Affair to the Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs. Clarissa Aljentera, Senior Coordinator of Children’s Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, visits with Eric Wandrey, Senior Coordinator of Young Adult Engagement, about School of the Spirit. Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi co-host a program that focuses on Christian Unity. Following that conversation, Fr. Greg and Mark visit with Mike O’Loughlin, national correspondent for America Magazine and the host of the new podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church."

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 4, 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020
In Catholic Chicago’s annual year-in-review program, Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz interviews Dawn Fitzpatrick, Senior Coordinator in the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity, about upcoming respect-life activities. Fr. Greg talks with the acting Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, Kathleen Donahue, about helping the needy during the winter months. And Fr. Greg finishes the year-in-review program by visiting with Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Jason Malave, the Cardinal’s Delegate for Renew My Church. On Dare to Love, Sr. Lovina Pammit visits with Sister Connie Bock. Finally, Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic talk with Deacon Don Maiers about foster care for children.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 28, 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019
We celebrate the week of Christmas with music from our Catholic Chicago and Focus on the Liturgy programs.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 21, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Bob Gilligan interviews an abortion survivor who will be the keynote speaker at the March for Life Chicago in January. The Voice of Charity spends time with Acting Musical Director at Holy Name Cathedral, David Jonies. Bishop Alberto Rojas was a guest with the On The Way radio team. Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandy Labouvie reflect on their year hosting Built on the Rock.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 14, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz feature a group of students from St. Damian School who were able to celebrate their diverse backgrounds with a Culture Fair. The Director of the Office of Violence Prevention, Phil Andrew, joins Marie Jochum and Michael Bare of Catholic Charities in a discussion about making Chicago a safer place to live. Lifelong Formation Host Clarissa Aljentera and her guests discuss the Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Loyola University Chicago C-F-O Wayne Magdziarz talk with Ron Polaniecki and Elizabeth Kohlbeck about Chicago Shares. Fr. Greg also teams up with Mark Teresi in a conversation with the Musical Director of the City Lights Orchestra, Rich Daniels

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 7, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi explore the early history of the Catholic Church with Dr. Ed Gordon. The Voice of Charity looks at healthy ways to deal with holiday stress. The Fully Alive show talks about the upcoming posada in support of immigration reform. And Sister Lovina Pammit spends some time with Fr. Adam MacDonald.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, NOVEMBER 23, 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan talks to a business executive about being forced to cover abortions in the health care packages his business provides employees. Bob Gilligan also visits with Jackie Ingram and Janice Oda Gray, parishioners at St. Agatha parish, about their efforts to bring mental health services to their community. Voice of Charity program hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome two guests who share details on the current status of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement programs. Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandy Labouvie, hosts of Built on the Rock, reflect on the importance of humor in relationships. And Mission Matters host Megan Mio and her guest discuss the current state of the Catholic Church in China.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, NOVEMBER 16, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz visit with Dr. Joseph Schmidt and Michael "Mick" O'Rourke of Saint Patrick High School in Chicago. Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome guests into the studio to discuss the Celebration of Giving, a Catholic Charities program that provides toys for needy children and families. Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi visit with Stan Potempa and Brian Brach about scouting and religion.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019
To help observe National Vocation Awareness Week, Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi interview a religious sister with a great vocation story, Sr. Stephanie Baliga. Marie Jochum and Michael Bare discuss homeless-prevention services with three guests from Catholic Charities --- Kathy Donahue, Bob Haennicke and Jerry Castellini. Ryan Lents and Liz Young talk with Fr. Michael Trail about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Sister Lovina Francis Pammit and Phil Loftus, Executive Director of the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations, discuss how to address student debt as a major obstacle for candidates considering religious life. And Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic talk with Deacon Bill Stearns and his wife, Ann, about ministering to people in their faith community.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi interview Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek about a new docudrama called “Love and Mercy: Faustina.” Voice of Charity Host Brigid Murphy welcomes into the studio Mary Ann Bibat, Catholic Charities Vice President of Senior Social Services. Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi talk about All Saints Day, All Souls Day and Day of the Dead with Fr. Richard Fragomeni.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, OCTOBER 26, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan talks to Barbara Lyons of the Patients' Rights Action Fund about the National Council on Disability's recent report on assisted suicide. Bob Gilligan also visits with Rebecca Anzel, a journalist with Capitol News Illinois who previews what promises to be an action-packed fall legislative veto session. Voice of Charities Host Angel Gutierrez features Home Depot executives Gary Hutchinson and Al Stermer along with Nancy Haws of Catholic Charities in a discussion of corporate generosity.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, OCTOBER 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Loyola University Chicago C-F-O Wayne Magdziarz talk with two students from Holy Trinity High School about a national entrepreneurship competition. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Voice of Charities host Michael Bare visits with Cary Rositas-Sheftel, Catholic Charities Manager of Latino and University Initiatives. And Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandi Labouvie discuss the importance of laughter in our lives and in our marriages.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, OCTOBER 12, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi interview guests about Faith and Fellowship. That’s a ministry that helps people with mental illnesses experience the love of God along with their sisters and brothers. Host Brigid Murphy welcomes Stephanie Johnson and Ann Grulecki into the studio to discuss Catholic Charities’ government relations and advocacy efforts. Clarissa Aljentera, host of the Lifelong Journey show, talks with Megan Mio of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Mission Office. And Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi visit with people who are dedicated to promoting non-violence in our society.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, OCTOBER 5, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Loyola University Chicago CFO Wayne Magdziarz talk with Fr. Rich Jakubik about a Mass of Remembrance for the Little Ones to be held at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness. Sr. Lovina Pammit visits with Sr. Nancy Roberta Schramm and Sr. Peggy Quinn about their ministries. And Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic discuss the Cursillo Movement with fellow Deacon Len Marturano.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi talk with their guests about the Maria Goretti Network, a program for survivors of abuse that’s coming to Holy Name Cathedral. Office of Divine Worship Director Todd Williamson and Timothy Johnston and Danielle Noe of Liturgy Training Publications discuss the connection between liturgy and social justice. And Marie Jochum of Catholic Charities and here guests talk about the value of partnering with business leaders.
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